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Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM
 
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I use FreeTax USA because I have a simple two W-2 return. I only pay for my state processing.
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Old Yesterday, 12:44 PM
 
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My tax returns are complicated. I use professional help. E-filing has been a godsend! No more mailing essentially what equated to the size of book transcripts to the IRS.
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Old Yesterday, 12:46 PM
 
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That being said... quarterly tax estimates are due on September 16th (the 15th is a Sunday).
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Old Today, 07:05 PM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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I always do my own taxes, and this year I put it off till April 15. I try to make it so I get a small refund check. Usually I get it within 4-6 weeks. This year I didn't get it until July (almost 12 weeks), and they included a small interest payment, presumably due to the late-pay.

It appears there is even more chaos than usual at the IRS these days.
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Old Today, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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I was told by a co-worker -- I don't know whether or not it's true -- the the IRS already knows how much in taxes you should have paid even before they receive your completed 1040 (or whatever).

IF that is true, then why don't they just send a statement with the amount one owes or is owed, with the option of challenging it if you think it's wrong? Would save a heck of a lot of time and money.

(Yeah, I know, accounting and tax firms would have a fit.)
IRS knows how much you have paid before you file your return.

They do not know how much you owe.

So they do not know what percentage of the amount you have paid (which they know) compares to what you owe.
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